Grand Cur Classé. The very Top of the Saint Emilion AOC
Classification. I found a small amount of this fantastic
2005 Vintage wine through a supplier that put me
on to the source.75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet
For years, Château Chauvin produced a high quality wine,
worthy of the rank to which he was raised in 1954. The wine
is supple and seductive, with a dark color, a fruity nose,
a beautiful mouth feel. The vinification of this Saint
Emilion Grand Cru Classé combines respect for tradition
and modernity. Manual harvest is done every year to
optimize the fruits at their best maturity.
After Aging 15 to 18 months, mainly in new barrels,
the unfiltered wine is bottled at the Chateau. Production
is about 50,000 bottles a year of Grand Cru.
The 2005 is one of the best years this wine has ever